South news: issue #11 is out now

South as a State of Mind issue #11 is out now

fall / winter 2019

Edited by Marina Fokidis (Editor-in-Chief and Founding Director), Pip Day and Marcelo Rezende (Guest Editors) 

Designed by Studio Lialios Vazoura, and published by Cube Art Editions, powered by Onassis Culture, supported by Goethe-Institut Athen

Featuring contributions by Alphabet Collection, Pierre Bal-Blanc, Bamako Encounters 12th edition team, Karen Barad, Sara Lee Burd, Zinaida Chekantseva, Binna Choi and You Mi, Pip Day, Christian Dunker, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Jakob Jakobsen, Suzanne Kite, Sarat Maharaj, Natalia Majluf, Olu Oguibe, Andrea Ancira and Sofía Olascoaga, Vijay Prashad, Hema’ny Nancy Molina Vargas, Cecilia Vicuña, Jackie Wang 
Poster by Maria Hassabi 

Launch events:

International: Performative lecture by artist Rahima Gambo “Wanderlines: a non-verbal lecture and meditation on walking” at the 12th edition of Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial, Bamako, Mali
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 16:30

Athens: Launch party in Fotagogos Bookstore, Kolokotroni 59B, 10560 Athens
Monday, January 27, 2020, 19:00


Dear friends, welcome back to South as a State of Mind.

The new issue #11 on Coexistence (part of a tetralogy based in four basic needs: maintenance, coexistence, oikonomy, and cultivation) is now out!


Continue reading.

As you may know, our magazine was founded in Athens in 2012 with a desire to face the future amidst bleak prognoses brought on by economic crisis and crypto colonization. During the course of its first five issues, it became a gathering place for shared intensities, for placing sovereignties in relation, for a growing affective network. Between 2015 and 2017, it was reconfigured as the journal of documenta 14 for four issues under the editorship of Quinn Latimer (Editor-in-Chief of publications, documenta 14) and Adam Szymczyk (Artistic Director of documenta 14). The results are forever part of our evolving history and we will remain welcoming to all the ideas, attitudes and the characters that sustained and transformed South, putting us in contact with many new readers and collective ways of learning.

Our eleventh issue focusses on the ‘practice’ of coexistence – emotional, cultural geographical, financial – and other, as-yet-undefined modes of togetherness between living beings. Symbiosis, tolerance and radical hospitality are some of our wishes for a ‘being in common’.

We ask: How can we fight asymmetries and unjustified hierarchies within the so called meta – colonial times? How can we respond to the popularity of the ultra-right, authoritarian, nationalist governmental morphologies? How can we redefine the way our differences bring us together and celebrate them – as Audre Lorde suggests?

Diverse observations, dialogues and desires, weave new narratives en chemin, they are fluid and open to constructive complexification. These narratives have as much to do with the people and places we encounter and relate to, as with our awareness of ourselves.

If you want to discover more, you can get your own copy and be part of our effort to coexist.

The magazine is available for purchase at various bookstores worldwide, and online.

South as a State of Mind is printed in Greece.

ISSN: 2241-3901

Editorial Committee
Sepake Angiama, Shumon Basar, Kimberly Bradley, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Fabio Cypriano, Övül O. Durmusoglu, Salvatore Lacagnina, Pablo Lafuente, Pablo León de la Barra, Antonia Majaca, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Gabi Ngcobo, Gene Ray, Marcelo Rezende, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, Marina Vishmidt, Misal Adnan Yıldız

Advisory Committee
Rasheed Araeen, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Manthia Diawara, Solange Farkas, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Rainer Hauswirth, Vicky Kanellopoulou, Matthias Mühling, Stilpon Nestor, Afroditi Panagiotakou, Nikos Papastergiadis, Stefanie Peter, Irit Rogoff, Marieke Van Hal, Chiona Xanthopoulou-Schwarz 

Managing Editors
Natalia Valencia Arango
Eleanna Papathanasiadi 

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